Brandon Renfroe – What Every Congregation Needs

  • Load-Lifters
  • Friend-Finders
  • Bridge Builders

Chance Hicks – The Valley of Hinnom

  • Its Place – A small valley southwest of Jerusalem (cf. Josh. 15:8).
  • Its Perimeter – Served as a border between Benjamin and Judah (cf. Josh. 18:16; Josh. 15:8).
  • Its Paganism – The valley is often connected with paganism and idolatry (Jer. 32:35; 1 Kings 11:7-8; Jer. 7:31; 2 Chr. 28:3; 2 Chr. 33:6; 2 Kings 23:10).
  • Its Prophet – Jeremiah mentions this valley 5x in his book (Jer. 7:31-32; Jer. 19:2,6; Jer. 32:35); it would be called the valley of slaughter (Jer. 19:6, 11; 7:32).
  • Its Picture – The garbage dump of Jerusalem which Jesus used to illustrate the harshness of hell.

Brandon Renfroe – Misconceptions

Is Salvation Conditional?

  • Romans 6:23 (ASV): For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Are “Works” Involved in Salvation?

  • Ephesians 2:8-9: (8) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (9) Not of works, lest any man should boast.
  • James 2:14: What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
  • James 2:24: Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.